5* Family-friendly campsite in Loire Valley
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Centre Val de loire, cradle of the Renaissance

Cradle of the art and architecture of the French Renaissance, and witness of many inventions and novelties, the region will launch on the occasion of 500 years of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a series of popular events, exhibitions seminars, Regional and European heritage tours and itineraries, etc ... that will reflect the spirit of the Renaissance.


 During your stays at Alicourts, what are the events that you can attend around?


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The exhibition at Château de Chambord

26/05/2019 - 01/09/2019 

To celebrate 500 years of the construction of the castle, Chambord offers a great exhibition: Chambord 1519 - 2019, Utopia at work.

A first heritage part will present the original project of Chambord and the inspiration of Leonardo da Vinci. A second contemporary part will present the projects of major international universities that will virtually transform Chambord into architectural utopia of the 21st century.

500 Riders for - 500th anniversary of Chambord

26/05/2019 - 01/09/2019 

Proposed by the Regional Equestrian Committee Centre-Val de Loire. 

Saturday : Colloquium open to all “Chambord, Cheval et Renaissances”. 

Sundays : for the pleasure of visitors, the estate will be entertained by 500 riders and leaders in period costume for a horse riding stroll on three promenades marked by entertainment. 


9th edition of the Chambord Festival


The Festival will this year be “colourful” in Italy and utopian in order to echo the 500th anniversary of the monument and the exhibition that will be on display at the time of the Festival: Italian composers and references to Italy will thus meet modern and contemporary utopias, with a special focus on youth and some projects off the beaten track.

Under the greenwood tree

09/07/2019 - 09/10/2019

Ensemble Cairn offers a musical journey around the figure of Shakespeare and invites you to a musical journey around the repertoire of the English Renaissance (Dowland, Byrd, Gibbons) and the figure of Purcell and the comparison with transcriptions made by a contemporary Franco-British composer: Jonathan Bell. 



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Distensions – suspension dance

le 19/05/2019 de 15:00 à 15:30

À Fleur d’Airs develops a choreographic language based on the relationship between suspended dancing bodies and their environment. With the desire to create a time bubble and to propose new points of reference, Distensions stages two beings who are very close together, who live next to each other without knowing each other, without even seeing each other.

The tapestry of Leonardo’s Last Supper for Francis I

06/06/2019 - 08/09/2019

On the occasion of the celebration of the 5th centenary of Leonardo da Vinci's death at the Clos Lucé on 2 May 1519, the tapestry of the Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci's famous fresco will be presented for the first time outside the Vatican and Italian Museums. 

Sound and light show

July 18, 19 and 20, 2019

Clos Lucé will be the setting for a theatrical and musical nocturnal adventure created especially for this 500 years by the Quebecois Martin Bellemare and Didier Girauldon. 


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2nd Festival du chapeau at the Château de Cheverny

19/05/2019 - 09:15 to18:30

The Renaissance of Elegance in Cheverny. As part of the hat festival at the Château de Cheverny, during the parade of hats of eight great French fashion designers, the Renaissance will be honoured. 


Venetian evening  

22/06/2019 - 23/06/2019

Venice in Cheverny. Discover the atmosphere of Venice in the Renaissance period during a magical evening at the Château de Cheverny… 


28 & 29 June 2019

Jazz Festival in the prestigious setting of the castle park of Cheverny and in the heart of the village.During the festival, the Château de Cheverny is open from 9:15am until 6:30pm.

New LEGO® exhibition 

01/07/2019 - 31/12/2019

Time travel with thousands of LEGO® bricks

A Renaissance atmosphere guaranteed, but made of LEGO® bricks…  


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The Renaissance in discovery mode! Animated walk

31/03/2019 - 22/06/2019

With music and along the streets and squares of Orléans, discover daily life during the Renaissance. This playful and interactive walk will take you on a journey through our 16th century city.


Superstudio, Life after Architecture

05/04/2019 - 11/08/2019

"Life after architecture" is the first retrospective in France dedicated to the work of this Italian group in France.

The exhibition will present the most significant works in all the spaces of the Frac Centre-Val de Loire.

Renaissance and digital: 

- a new perspective on archives 

17/05/2019 from 18:30 to 20:00

The Orléans Archives are launching the online display of their ancient collections, including the city and fortress accounts.

The beautiful letters of the Renaissance

18/04/2019 -14/06/2019

As you stroll through the streets and alleys of Orléans, discover the beautiful letters of the Renaissance through readings of texts and poems by 16th century authors. You will also discover secret places where stories and anecdotes mix.

The body, the heart, the mind: 


- a musical stroll through the Renaissance 

In this program, the works chosen highlight the human being and his extraordinary abilities. 

The houses of Orléans in the Renaissance

 14/06/2019 from 18:00 to 19:30

The objective is to present several categories of buildings, from the multi-purpose house inherited from previous centuries to the large residences that constitute the first examples of private mansions in the city, often at the initiative of rich bourgeoisie or great characters.

Renaissance Archives


The Archives d'Orléans invites you to discover the history of the Renaissance collections it holds. 


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(Re)birth of a new garden at the Royal Castle of Blois

25/05/2019 - 31/12/2019

Born from the desire to reinvest an old place and to evoke the memory of the royal gardens of the Royal Castle of Blois, which have now disappeared, a new landscaped area will be set up in the castle grounds as from next spring.


Sound and Light Show at the Royal Castle of Blois

06/04/2019- 22/09/2019

As night falls, immersive special effects and monumental projections take over the magnificent architecture of the Royal Castle of Blois. 

Exceptional exhibition “Children of the Renaissance”

18/05/2019 - 01/09/2019

The exhibition "Children of the Renaissance", which explores the new theme of childhood, from birth to the education of royal children and children in general.

More informations about events : complete event program 

Période d’ouverture
3 mai 2019 au 1 septembre 2019